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Sunny

Mixed Breed

  • Treats is the best, 2019

“Sunny was the “happiest dog in the world.” She was the sun in my universe. We lost our best friend in August, 2019, to a rare and aggressive form of Pancreatic Sarcoma. There will never be another dog like her. She was sweet, smart, loving, fun, sensitive, strong, and my “bestest good dog friend”. We miss her so much. What a good dog!”

Place of Birth
Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Current Location
Washougal, Washington, USA
From
Lafayette, IN, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

55.6% Labrador Retriever
21.0% Rat Terrier
8.4% Rottweiler
7.1% Golden Retriever
3.8% American Pit Bull Terrier
4.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from this distant ancestor:

Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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Rat Terrier Rat Terrier
The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.
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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Golden Retriever Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.0 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
81 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Sunny’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Rat Terrier
Rottweiler
Golden Retriever
American Pit Bull Terrier
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Labrador Retriever mix Mixed Labrador Retriever Rottweiler / Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever mix Rat Terrier / Golden Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rottweiler mix Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever mix Rat Terrier Golden Retriever mix

Breed Reveal Video

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Sunny’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Health Summary

Sunny has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

Sunny inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Sunny has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Sunny has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Sunny is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Sunny’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

The liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge liver health.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Bichon Frises, Boxers, and more

Canine Elliptocytosis

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Lhasa Apsos

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles, Boykin Spaniels, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Alexander Disease

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and more

Narcolepsy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Black Russian Terriers and Rottweilers

Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Identified in Bouvier des Flandress, Boykin Spaniels, and more

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance, size, and genetic diversity.
Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown fur coat
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
No impact on coat pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely light to moderate shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Sunny’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1d

Haplotype

A247

Map

A1d

Sunny’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A247

Sunny’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 32 breeds we have sampled it in, the most common occurrences include Boxers, Labrador Retrievers, and Papillons.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Sunny inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Sunny is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.